The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of HP products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HP over the 3 months to 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Cheshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Hewlett-Packard Company.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HP
Rank 35 40 48
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +8
Contract jobs citing HP 29 31 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.70% 4.10% 2.46%
As % of the Vendors category 7.80% 8.22% 4.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 3
Average daily rate
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£205 £328 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.40% +24.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £190 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £425 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.63
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -0.85%
Vendors Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
372 377 476
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 47.51% 49.80% 55.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 136 250
Average daily rate £316 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.15% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £191 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 28 24
Average hourly rate £12.50 £35.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.28% +75.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.20 £44.90 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%
HP
North West

HP
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HP across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

HP Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

HP
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HP across the Cheshire region.

HP Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

HP
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HP across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

HP Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

HP
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HP across the Cheshire region.

HP Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

HP
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HP within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -11 12 £100 -61.90%
Chester +6 7 £310 -4.98% 3
Runcorn -5 1 £430 - 2
Knutsford - - - -
HP
North West

HP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing HP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HP.

1 27 (56.25%) ITIL
2 21 (43.75%) Microsoft
3 18 (37.50%) Windows
3 18 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 17 (35.42%) SC Cleared
5 16 (33.33%) MS Office
5 16 (33.33%) SLA
5 16 (33.33%) Service Management
6 14 (29.17%) MS Excel
7 13 (27.08%) MCP
8 12 (25.00%) OpenView
9 10 (20.83%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (18.75%) SAN
10 9 (18.75%) Dell
10 9 (18.75%) Linux
10 9 (18.75%) IBM Notes
10 9 (18.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 9 (18.75%) Lotus
10 9 (18.75%) Finance
11 8 (16.67%) TCP/IP
11 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (14.58%) Hyper-V
12 7 (14.58%) VPN
12 7 (14.58%) DNS
12 7 (14.58%) DHCP
12 7 (14.58%) IBM
12 7 (14.58%) Firewall
12 7 (14.58%) Clustering
13 6 (12.50%) VMware
14 5 (10.42%) NetBackup

HP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing HP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (18.75%) IBM Notes
2 5 (10.42%) Tomcat
3 4 (8.33%) Lync
3 4 (8.33%) MS Exchange
4 3 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (6.25%) IIS
4 3 (6.25%) SharePoint
4 3 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (4.17%) WebLogic
5 2 (4.17%) Apache
5 2 (4.17%) WebLogic Integration
6 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 16 (33.33%) MS Office
2 14 (29.17%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Exstream
1 2 (4.17%) SAP PM
1 2 (4.17%) SAP CRM
2 1 (2.08%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) PaaS
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.75%) SAN
2 8 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 7 (14.58%) VPN
3 7 (14.58%) DNS
3 7 (14.58%) DHCP
3 7 (14.58%) Firewall
4 5 (10.42%) LAN
5 4 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (8.33%) WAN
6 3 (6.25%) VLAN
6 3 (6.25%) Wireless
6 3 (6.25%) Intranet
6 3 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (4.17%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (4.17%) ADSL
7 2 (4.17%) ISDN
7 2 (4.17%) PSTN
7 2 (4.17%) Internet
7 2 (4.17%) SNMP
7 2 (4.17%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database
1 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
1 2 (4.17%) DB2
1 2 (4.17%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (18.75%) Finance
2 5 (10.42%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.25%) Retail
3 3 (6.25%) Back Office
4 2 (4.17%) Financial Institution
4 2 (4.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (29.17%) Analyst
2 8 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
2 8 (16.67%) Service Analyst
3 4 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
3 4 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) Project Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) Server Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (6.25%) Architect
4 3 (6.25%) Network Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Test Leader
5 2 (4.17%) Storage Manager
5 2 (4.17%) Wintel Server Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Help Desk Analyst
5 2 (4.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (4.17%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Clustering
2 3 (6.25%) Replication
2 3 (6.25%) CMDB
3 2 (4.17%) PDA
3 2 (4.17%) EqualLogic
3 2 (4.17%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.08%) Firmware
4 1 (2.08%) PMI
4 1 (2.08%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 18 (37.50%) Windows
2 10 (20.83%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (18.75%) Linux
4 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (8.33%) Windows 7
5 4 (8.33%) Windows 2000
5 4 (8.33%) HPUX
5 4 (8.33%) UNIX
6 3 (6.25%) Windows XP
6 3 (6.25%) AIX
7 2 (4.17%) SUSE
8 1 (2.08%) Solaris
8 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (56.25%) ITIL
2 16 (33.33%) Service Management
3 5 (10.42%) Project Management
3 5 (10.42%) Problem Management
4 4 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 3 (6.25%) Migration
6 2 (4.17%) Performance Testing
6 2 (4.17%) Security Testing
6 2 (4.17%) Release Management
6 2 (4.17%) Statistical Analysis
6 2 (4.17%) Requirements Engineering
6 2 (4.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (4.17%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (4.17%) Capacity Management
6 2 (4.17%) SOA
6 2 (4.17%) CRM
6 2 (4.17%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.17%) Information Security
7 1 (2.08%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.42%) SQL
1 5 (10.42%) PowerShell
2 3 (6.25%) Shell Script
3 2 (4.17%) VB
3 2 (4.17%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 18 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 17 (35.42%) SC Cleared
3 13 (27.08%) MCP
4 4 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (4.17%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (4.17%) ISEB
5 2 (4.17%) CCNP
5 2 (4.17%) CCNA
5 2 (4.17%) ISTQB
5 2 (4.17%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (2.08%) MCITP
6 1 (2.08%) PMP
6 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.08%) MCSE
6 1 (2.08%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (14.58%) Hyper-V
2 5 (10.42%) Active Directory
3 3 (6.25%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.08%) DFS Replication
4 1 (2.08%) XenApp
4 1 (2.08%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (25.00%) OpenView
2 9 (18.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (10.42%) NetBackup
3 5 (10.42%) SCVMM
3 5 (10.42%) SCCM
4 4 (8.33%) ServiceCenter
5 2 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (4.17%) Tivoli
6 1 (2.08%) WSUS
6 1 (2.08%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 9 (18.75%) Dell
2 9 (18.75%) Lotus
3 7 (14.58%) IBM
4 6 (12.50%) VMware
5 5 (10.42%) Cisco
5 5 (10.42%) SAP
6 4 (8.33%) NetApp
6 4 (8.33%) Remedy
7 3 (6.25%) Toshiba
7 3 (6.25%) Citrix
8 2 (4.17%) Brocade
8 2 (4.17%) ProCurve
8 2 (4.17%) 3PAR
8 2 (4.17%) Oracle
8 2 (4.17%) EMC
8 2 (4.17%) TIBCO
8 2 (4.17%) McAfee
9 1 (2.08%) AppSense
9 1 (2.08%) Sun